Have you been watching ‘The Nativity’?

Read the following by Andrew Graystone (full article): “Next week BBC1 will broadcast a four-part drama retelling the story of The Nativity.  It has been written by Tony Jordan, one of the UK’s most gifted TV story-liners.  He was responsible for the narrative of Eastenders for most of its 25 years.  And he’s brought to The Nativity all the same story-telling skills. Jordan has portrayed the central characters with intense honesty; two young people caught Continue Reading →

Christians on TV (Andrew Graystone) #medialit

General Vicar of Dibley Songs of Praise Eastenders Big Brother Contestants Father Ted Ned Flanders Rev. Lovejoy Emmerdale – Ashley Thomas Pentecost Service (Chris Moyles: http://www.eauk.org/fnt/chris-moyles-talks-up-church.cfm) All the things he was expecting to Christians to be – was better – happy, enjoying, good music…) The Manchester Passion (3 years ago) The Liverpool Nativity (2 years ago) The God Channel & that kind of TV Peter Owen-Jones Dermot McCullough C4: The Bible in 8 Parts What Continue Reading →

Being Interviewed: Theory #medialit (Andrew Graystone)

How would you get us on the front page? Scandal, dramatic. Buy the newspaper/space on it & put the information on it. The News Agenda = “truth” Topical “It’s happening NOW” Relevant “Relevant to the location, does it matter to the location” Unusual  “Is it out of the ordinary?” 50,000 Christians in Wembley Stadium worshipping – that’s what Christians always do – but if they all give away their possessions.” Tension “Has to be some Continue Reading →

Andrew Graystone, #MediaLit

Work in TV Can you fix my DVD player? Can you get my nephew work experience? How do you work out how many people are watching? http://www.barb.co.uk/ – see http://www.barb.co.uk/about/tvMeasurement . How many are watching at all Record = audience share of those watching anything at all Appreciation index – how much people like the programme. Programme Ratings Reality Participative Make you laugh/relax Fascination for people’s lives/stories (especially “success” – e.g. Susan Boyle) 20th November Continue Reading →